‘He actually didn’t do a warm-up…then he comes on as a sub and is asked to get them back into the game’: Roy Keane hits out at Edinson Cavani after Manchester United’s woeful 1-0 defeat by Arsenal
- Arsenal beat Manchester United for the first time in 14-years at Old Trafford
- Edinson Cavani came on as a 75th minute substitute but couldn’t help his team
- Roy Keane says the striker didn’t attempt to warm-up before he was brought on
Manchester United legend Roy Keane has hit out at Edinson Cavani for not warming up before he came on as a substitute during their 1-0 defeat to Arsenal.
The Uruguayan striker was brought on as a 75th minute substitute to try and make a difference after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave the visitors the lead.
Cavani – who is yet to score since joining United – couldn’t help turn things around and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side fell to their third league defeat at home this season.
Edinson Cavani was brought on as a 75th minute substitute in Manchester United’s defeat
Club legend Roy Keane hit out at United’s performance and Cavani after their loss to Arsenal
Keane criticised Cavani for not warming up just before he was brought on a substitute
After the game, Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane slammed Manchester United’s performance and noted that Cavani didn’t warm-up before he came onto the field.
Keane also predicted that Solskjaer will lose his job at Old Trafford as he questioned the attitude of the club’s players.
He said: ‘I’m intrigued when I look at warm-ups. Cavani never threw a leg, he actually didn’t do a warm-up, did he?
‘Then he comes on as a sub and is being asked to get them back in the game. Ole’s talking about having to get him (Cavani) up to speed, well, sometimes it’s up to the player to do something. Ole will pay the ultimate price, obviously.
‘Ole will lose his job, walk out of this group of players, that’s what’s going to happen. I’ve been saying it for the last month or two, but you still think, ‘you never know in this game. Things might change’, and you think it’s up to Ole to motivate these players for Arsenal at home.
‘People keep saying there’s no support, the stadiums are empty, this is still a great setting if you’re a professional footballer, to play at Old Trafford.’
The experienced striker has yet to score for United since he joined the club in the summer
Manchester United have struggled at home this season and are yet to win after three defeats to Crystal Palace, Tottenham and Arsenal, as well a goalless draw against Chelsea.
It was thought they turned the corner after two impressive wins in the Champions League over Paris Saint-Germain and Red Bull Leipzig.
Defeat to Arsenal though leaves them with just seven points after six games and nine points off leaders Liverpool who have played a game extra.